Threat Database Trojans Trojan.BtcMine.221


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Trojan.BtcMine.221 is a Trojan that is used to mine Litecoins using the infected computer's resources. Security researchers have reported that Trojan.BtcMine.221 is distributed by disguising itself as a legitimate application. Trojan.BtcMine.221 infections have been reported all around the world and present a legitimate threat to computer systems infected by Trojan.BtcMine.221. Trojan.BtcMine.221 belongs to a category of threat that has gained prominence in recent years, using the affected computer's GPU and other resources to mine BitCoin. However, Trojan.BtcMine.221 mines Litecoin, a different cryptocurrency that uses many of the same basic principles and has started to rise in value in recent months. If there is a possibility that your computer has had contact with Trojan.BtcMine.221, the safest way to remove Trojan.BtcMine.221is using an up-to-date and effectual anti-malware program.

Trojan.BtcMine.221 Disguises Itself as Useful Tools to Trick PC Users

Trojan.BtcMine.221 is often disguised as a legitimate application. There are versions of Trojan.BtcMine.221 disguised as the popular VLC video player or as VPN applications. Trojan.BtcMine.221 can also be bundled with known adware and PUPs that claim to help computer users to find online discounts and special deals. One particularly threatening aspect of the Trojan.BtcMine.221 threat is that the applications will often use legitimate certificates that have either been stolen or falsified, making it less likely that security software will interrupt their installation.

Trojan.BtcMine.221 was active for at least the last year, and Trojan.BtcMine.221 is distributed through shady Web pages that may be associated with unsafe content. As soon as Trojan.BtcMine.221 is installed, Trojan.BtcMine.221 starts to use up the victim's resources in order to mine Litecoins. In most cases, Trojan.BtcMine.221 will consume CPU processing power, although Trojan.BtcMine.221 will also use the GPU since video cards are often an effective aid to mining these types of currencies. Since Trojan.BtcMine.221 will use the victim's computer's resources, one of the most apparent signal of a Trojan.BtcMine.221 infection is a dramatic slow-down of the affected computer and frequent crashes or freezing. Although most infections involving Trojan.BtcMine.221 are in the United States, security researchers have noticed Trojan.BtcMine.221 variants in countries like Brazil, Russia and Turkey.


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